Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Old Stone House of Brooklyn Site of the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, and home of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fridays, 3-6 pm, Sat/Sun 11-4, Weekdays by apt.
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The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

01/23/2020
Seven Stages Shakespeare Company

Seven Stages Shakespeare Company

More 7SSC friends are rockin' it in film!- big congrats to Jason Armani Martinez for landing his first role in a feature film! You may remember him from such 7SSC roles as Orlando in AS YOU LIKE IT at Old Stone House of Brooklyn or Banquo in MACBETH at Wentworth-Gardner Historic House. Check him out at 1 minute in in this first official trailer for Spenser Confidential!

Big news! We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming contemporary art exhibition "Brooklyn Utopias: 2020". Curate...
01/16/2020

Big news! We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming contemporary art exhibition "Brooklyn Utopias: 2020".

Curated by Katherine Gressel, "Brooklyn Utopias: 2020" is part of a continuing series exhibited over the last 10 years.
This is an open call for artworks in all mediums. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on March 1, 2020. The exhibition will run August 20 - October 18, 2020 in the Great Room Gallery at OSH.

"Brooklyn Utopias: 2020" will address Brooklyn’s past, present and future by inviting artists to consider differing visions of an ideal Brooklyn, or imagine their own. At a time of reflection on the past decade, OSH invites artists to explore how Brooklyn has continued to change over the past 10 years, and if/how it can serve as a model for urban and American living on a national scale, especially in the months leading up to the 2020 election. "Brooklyn Utopias" also addresses the possibilities (or limitations) of art in creating a better world.

For more information on submission requirements and exhibition space, visit our website calendar or view the listing on the New York Foundation for the Arts opportunities page.

Contact our Curator, Katherine Gressel at [email protected] or OSH Executive Director, Kimberly Maier at [email protected] with questions or to schedule an appointment to view the space.

Featured artwork: "The Idea of the Gowanus Extension" (2012) by Rebecca Hackemann. From the "Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space" exhibition at the Old Stone House (2012).

Plan your next dinner party or cocktail hour like it's 1777!Get inspired by these recipes endorsed by the Founding Fathe...
01/16/2020
Party like it’s 1777: Ring in the New Year like a founding father | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Plan your next dinner party or cocktail hour like it's 1777!
Get inspired by these recipes endorsed by the Founding Fathers.
https://wydaily.com/local-news/2019/12/31/party-like-its-1777-ring-in-the-new-year-like-a-founding-father-2/

It’s New Year’s Eve and here in the Historic Triangle, that means it’s time to party like a Colonial American. Not judging, but the colonists drank — and not just during the holidays. George…

Take a close look at the unfortunate differences in these history textbooks. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01...
01/13/2020
Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories.

Take a close look at the unfortunate differences in these history textbooks.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20200113§ion=longRead?campaign_id=9&instance_id=15142&segment_id=20274&user_id=6d8e95677c455f69824d8c50774c7380®i_id=51477151ion=longRead

We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history.

On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine published his book "Common Sense", which rallied colonists in support of the Patriot c...
01/10/2020
Common Sense - Bill of Rights Institute

On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine published his book "Common Sense", which rallied colonists in support of the Patriot cause.
Click on the link below to explore this iconic text!

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/founding-documents/primary-source-documents/common-sense/

Common Sense Download a PDF of Common Sense Thomas Paine published Common Sense in January 1776 support of the Patriot cause. Using clear, plain language, Paine rallied the colonists to support the break from Britain. He explained, “I am not induced by motives of pride, party, or resentment to esp...

Our friends at Spellbound Theatre are developing a brand new show, read what The Wall Street Journal has to say about it...
01/09/2020
To Baby or Not to Baby: Shakespeare Show for Theatergoers Who Are Barely Walking

Our friends at Spellbound Theatre are developing a brand new show, read what The Wall Street Journal has to say about it!
Don't miss Spellbound's performance of "A Book of Hours" this Sunday at OSH.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-baby-or-not-to-baby-shakespeare-show-for-theatergoers-who-are-barely-walking-11578523380

In recent years, the New Victory Theater, a cultural group based in New York City’s Times Square, has extended its domain to include drama for the very youngest—as in infants and toddlers.

The Battle of Princeton was fought on this day in 1777, check out these highlights of the battle fought 243 years ago.ht...
01/03/2020
10 Facts about the Battle of Princeton

The Battle of Princeton was fought on this day in 1777, check out these highlights of the battle fought 243 years ago.

https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/10-facts-about-the-battle-of-princeton/

The American victory at the Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was one of the most consequential of the American Revolution. George Washington and his soldiers marched north from Trenton and attacked a British force south of the town. Washington's victory bolstered American morale and provided gr...

01/02/2020
Park Slope Fifth Avenue

We love our friends Park Slope Fifth Avenue, don't forget to recycle your tree with us before January 11.

Don’t forget to #treecycle locations @oldstonehousebklyn and @presidentstgreenspace on #theother5th #mascotmark

Mark your calendars, this sounds like fun! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rediscovering-new-york-revealing-forgotten-lands...
01/02/2020
Rediscovering New York: Revealing Forgotten Landscapes

Mark your calendars, this sounds like fun! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rediscovering-new-york-revealing-forgotten-landscapes-tickets-86738413931

Explore three haunting corners of our city as we reveal the hidden secrets and unknown histories of Hart Island, the Fort Totten Water Battery, and the NY State Pavilion. Join Aaron Asis, creator of Unforgotten Films and moderator Michelle Young, founder of Untapped New York, for an evening of film....

Bring out your trees! 🌲Drop off your tree at the 5th Ave fence for #mulchfest.
12/30/2019

Bring out your trees! 🌲
Drop off your tree at the 5th Ave fence for #mulchfest.

Time to celebrate! Join us on 4th St & 5th Ave today from 3:30pm for snacks and games followed by the menorah lighting a...
12/29/2019

Time to celebrate!
Join us on 4th St & 5th Ave today from 3:30pm for snacks and games followed by the menorah lighting at 4:30pm.

12/20/2019
Greenmarket Gift Guide | GrowNYC

The best gift ideas are those that support local agriculture!

https://www.grownyc.org/blog/greenmarket-gift-guide

Holiday gift shopping for the Greenmarket lover is made easy with this list of popular holiday gifts from Greenmarket producers. NON-FOOD ITEMSGreenmarket Merch: Tote bags (many farmers also tell totes!), reusable produce bags, The New Greenmarket Cookbook, calendarsGreenmarket Tokens: Wooden tokens...

Celebrating Kwanzaa? Head over to the American Museum of Natural History!https://gothamtogo.com/portfolio/join-new-herit...
12/20/2019
Join New Heritage Theatre Group at Museum of Natural History for ‘Kwanzaa 2019’ ~ December 28th

Celebrating Kwanzaa?
Head over to the American Museum of Natural History!

https://gothamtogo.com/portfolio/join-new-heritage-theatre-group-at-museum-of-natural-history-for-kwanzaa-2019-december-28th/

Voza Rivers and the New Heritage Theatre Group, along with Community Works NYC and Harlem Arts Alliance will once again partner with The American Museum of Natural History to invite you to Kwanzaa …

12/19/2019
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Live streaming now - Matt Stoller, author of Goliath, in conversation with Zephyr Teachout: https://www.facebook.com/actdottv/videos/2587294004639066/?vh=e&d=n

CONVERSATION WITH MATT STOLLER AND ZEPHYR TEACHOUT: In “Goliath," author Matt Stoller, examines how concentrated financial power and consumerism transformed American politics, resulting in the emergence of populism and authoritarianism. He will be discussing these themes—and the steps needed to create a new democracy—with author and Fordham Law School Professor Zephyr Teachout.

The books are in for our SOLD OUT event tonight with author Matt Stoller & law expert Zephyr Teachout. We’ll have books ...
12/18/2019

The books are in for our SOLD OUT event tonight with author Matt Stoller & law expert Zephyr Teachout.

We’ll have books for sale and Matt will be signing!

We had a fantastic time with Santa and all his helpers this weekend!
12/16/2019

We had a fantastic time with Santa and all his helpers this weekend!

Having @oldstonehousebklyn with #theother5th and @parkslopeparents fundraising Thank you Santa and Elf! @ Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Show your support for the Smooshed Face Social Club of the Washington Park Dog Run! 🐶OSH & WP oversees and maintains all...
12/12/2019

Show your support for the Smooshed Face Social Club of the Washington Park Dog Run!
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OSH & WP oversees and maintains all the spaces that make up our “town square”- that includes the dog run, playground, skatepark, sports field, and museum.
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We are so thankful for all the help we receive from our neighbors, every donation you make supports play spaces for all of our friends, on 2 legs or 4. You can make a contribution today on our website, by texting OSH19 to 44-321, or sending a check to PO Box 150613, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Photo by @washingtonparkdogrun via Instagram.

Missing the sun this Winter? You can help us prepare for great Summer programs in Washington Park like our annual Rock t...
12/10/2019

Missing the sun this Winter?
You can help us prepare for great Summer programs in Washington Park like our annual Rock the House Party and family film screenings by making a donation online (link in our bio!), by texting OSH555 to 44321, or in person anytime!
📸by @evelynnkness

Love the Park Slope Farmers Market? So do we!You can help support all of our programs, from the Farmers Market to the An...
12/05/2019

Love the Park Slope Farmers Market? So do we!

You can help support all of our programs, from the Farmers Market to the Annual Seed Swap, by making a donation to OSH & WP online (link in our bio!), by texting OSH555 to 44321, or in person when you come to visit.

This wonderful photo by @xjvf00 via Instagram.

Daydreaming of an afternoon like this? ☀️This #GivingTuesday you can help OSH & WP be the best neighbor all year round b...
12/03/2019

Daydreaming of an afternoon like this? ☀️
This #GivingTuesday you can help OSH & WP be the best neighbor all year round by making a donation online here: https://theoldstonehouse.org/donate/, by texting OSH555 to 44321, or in person anytime you visit us!

This lovely photo was captured by our neighbor @heartnbklyn, shared via Instagram.

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo
12/02/2019

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo

The American Indian Community House provides support for many Native American residents of NYC, including art exhibits.h...
12/02/2019
How Native Americans In NYC Are Using Art To Strengthen Community

The American Indian Community House provides support for many Native American residents of NYC, including art exhibits.
https://gothamist.com/news/how-native-americans-nyc-are-using-art-strengthen-community?utm_source=WNYC+%2B+Gothamist&utm_campaign=d8d189edea-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65dbec786b-d8d189edea-82525673&mc_cid=d8d189edea&mc_eid=c9a7c13840

112,000 Native Americans reside in New York City, according to the latest census.

Today is #SmallBusinessSaturday, we hope to see all our neighbors out on #theother5th! Stick around after your shopping ...
11/30/2019

Today is #SmallBusinessSaturday, we hope to see all our neighbors out on #theother5th!

Stick around after your shopping for family fun activities and music starting at 4pm followed by the annual tree lighting at 6pm on the corner of 4th St and 5th Ave 🎄

On this day in 1783, British troops evacuated New York City; officially ending British occupation in the United States a...
11/25/2019
Evacuation Day: New York's Former November Holiday

On this day in 1783, British troops evacuated New York City; officially ending British occupation in the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War.

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/11/24/evacuation-day-new-york-holiday

A once-annual holiday local to New York City, Evacuation Day was formerly equal in importance to the Fourth of July. Referring to the evacuation of British troops from New York City following the Revolutionary War, the celebration of the troops’ departure was observed yearly throughout the early 2...

Come over to Washington Park today to support Park Slope United!
11/23/2019

Come over to Washington Park today to support Park Slope United!

Join us on Sunday 11/24 at 4pm to celebrate the Park Slope Chamber Players’ new album!Come hear local musicians play wor...
11/22/2019

Join us on Sunday 11/24 at 4pm to celebrate the Park Slope Chamber Players’ new album!
Come hear local musicians play works by Bach, Mozart, and original songs by Carlos Pavan.
Advance tickets are available here: https://chamberplayers.bpt.me

11/22/2019
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Curator Katie Fuller has a launched an open call for artist submissions for the newest exhibition in the Race and Revolution series!

Home/Land will look at the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 on Lewis Latimer’s family, focusing
on the tactics used to detain, deport, and re-enslave “runaways” with current practices used by Immigration
Customs Enforcement to control the influx of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

All submissions are due by midnight on December 21.
Check out the PDF linked here for all the details!
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/aac885153e35c9faa134a0f52/files/23a1a3de-97aa-4267-a638-9988abeb90c0/Home_Land_Open_Call_for_Artists_FINAL.pdf

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336 3rd St
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G or F to 4th Ave/R to Union Street/B63 Bus

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Friday 15:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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(718) 768-3195

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